From all the original artwork I did at the end of the 1990’s and beginning of the 2000’s, no other are dearer to my heart than the New Chinese Revolution Saga (1 to 4). They have been protagonists of several famous books including “Extreme Dinosaurs” (Luis V Rey Chronicle Books), the Gee/Rey “Field Guide To Dinosaurs” (Quarto Publishing), “Dinosaurs, The Ultimate Encyclopedia” by Holtz/Rey (Random House), “Extreme Dinosaurs Part 2, The Projects” and many more. I have used these originals in many exhibitions over the world, from the US to Mexico to England, Copenhagen and Italy. One of the last ones were in TetZoo in 2019. Digital murals of them are still part of our exhibitions with Gondwana Studios, like Hatching The Past and Dinosaur rEvolution (coming soon to the Horniman Museum in London).
No digital copies or murals this time: the items for sale are the very originals… I have decided to put them for auction on eBay too!
The printed pictures have never done them real justice. I remember showing the first New Chinese Revolution original painting to the staff at Dorling Kindersley in London around the early 2000’s… it was the beginning of the computer generated art and it was starting to be ubiquitous. I remember the people touching the originals feeling the texture as if it was something done in another planet! They are acrylics and inks on cardboard, in a mixed-media style that includes airbrush and an assortment of other techniques, including a unique use of acrylic “relief” that is impossible to appreciate when published. They are also sizeable: 75 X 55 cm. approximately.
These were a real part of the late Dinosaur Renaissance, immediately after we had the hard evidence for dinosaur feathers from the Yixian, Liaoning Province. They were a real tribute to my own personal dreams and science quest come true, and include some of the first depictions of a unique fauna like never revealed before in those ages… the then still not well known Beipiaosaurus, the more famous Caudipteryx, Sinosauropteryx, Confuciusornis, Jeholornis, Jixiangornis and the first depiction of the quilled Psittacosaurus as bone scavenger ever. Most of the art has aged fairly well in science terms, I think. Some, like Microraptor, look like relics… we still didn’t have the evidence for colours in those ages! And the depiction of Epidendrosaurus as a grub eater is still not found very often. It might have been a relative of Yi Qi!
They are in mint condition. If you want a piece of paleo art history now is the opportunity! They are searching for a good home that will appreciate them… As special offer, you can also contact me via email or message me here, in case you would like to purchase all four of them and we could reach an agreement!
Some extra details of the originals…